In the coming decades, challenges and risks associated with rapid population ageing will be paramount in Asia-Pacific. Examining key trends, dilemmas and developments with reference to specific nations, the book draws conclusions and policy recommendations that apply to Asia-Pacific as a whole. Individual chapters focus on the impact of population ageing, along with urbanization and industrialization, on the lives of people in the region. The book shows how leaders in Asia-Pacific – political, community and others – need to respond to changes in family and social structures, disease pathology, gender roles, income security, the care of older citizens and the provision of social and health welfare.
1.The impacts of the demographic transition in Asia Pacific / Thomas R. Klassen, Masa Higo, Nopraenue S. Dhirathiti and Theresa W. Devasahayam 2.Ageing and old age in modern society / Masa Higo 3.Asia-Pacific and global population ageing / David Phillips 4.The changing face of the older population in urban and rural China / Yang Cheng, Jie Yu and Mark W. Rosenberg 5.Women and gender ideology in ageing Korea / Yunjeong Yang 6.Ageing policies in Taiwan : recent achievements and unresolved challenges / Tsung-hsi Fu 7.Growing old in Hong Kong: responding to an increasingly frail population / Joelle H. Fong 8.Current laws, policies and practices for older persons in Vietnam / Vu Ngoc Binh 9.Growing old in Singapore: workings of the many helping hands policy approach / Leng Leng Thang and Johan Suen 10.Population ageing and old age in Malaysia : the changing role of the family and major challenges ahead / Wan Ibrahim Wan Ahmad 11.Ageing, the elderly and social change in Bangladesh / Anwar Islam 12.Preparedness for old-age income security and support of the Thai pre-elderly / Chalermpol Chamchan 13.Culture, changes and ageing population : an overview of the situation of older persons in Myanmar / Ne Lynn Aung 14.Caregiving of older adults in Nepal : urbanization, modernization, and globalization / Ramraj Gautam 15.Australia's baby boomers as the future older generation / Kate O'loughlin, Helen Barrie and Hal Kendig 16.Social environment and positive ageing in New Zealand / Fiona Alpass and Brendan Stevenson 17.Policy challenges and recommendations / Nopraenue S. Dhirathiti.